Security

The need for gender diversity in cybersecurity is real

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Consulting & System Integration Leader A/NZ I have been helping clients establish guidelines for implementing, maintaining and improving information security management in their organisations for 17 years. Although it has improved, I am often still the only woman in the room. It is now more critical than ever for organizations to attract and retain […]

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The value of psychology and cognitive science in Cybersecurity

Author: Fiona Byrnes, AP Managed Security Services Delivery Executive, IBM Security Who is today’s cybercriminal? What new data can be commoditised or code weaponised for disruption? These are common security intelligence questions asked in our client conversations. While these questions are about the preventative tools, testing, analytics, and security methodology, they also have underlining psychology. […]

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Cybersecurity needs your skills

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Consulting & System Integration Leader A/NZ I have been helping clients establish guidelines for implementing, maintaining and improving information security management in their organisations for 17 years. Although it has improved, I am often still the only woman in the room. It is now more critical than ever for organizations to attract and retain […]

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From stolen credentials to vulnerability exploits – are you ready to counter emerging threats?

Author: Stephen Burmester, Asia Pacific Regional Leader, X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS), IBM Security The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving. As countermeasures negate the effectiveness of one type of attack, malicious actors move to another threat vector. It can seem like an endless game of tit-for-tat, but by knowing what threats to […]

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Identity theft: a personal and organisational threat

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand Identity theft is a growing phenomenon, affecting as many as 133,000 New Zealanders annually at a cost to the economy of as much as $209 million every year1. Typically, identity theft is used to perform financial transactions using accounts in another person’s name. These can be […]

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Whaling: a new front in cybercrime

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand Earlier this year, the head of a UK-based energy firm received a call from the CEO of his German parent company. The CEO gave him an urgent directive, instructing the UK executive to send funds to one of the company’s suppliers in Hungary within an hour. […]

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Keeping privacy front of mind

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand A colleague was telling me recently that he and his wife had been idly viewing an open house on the weekend. It was a routine, everyday moment – but then something caught his attention. The estate agent was using an iPad to allow visitors to register […]

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What would a data breach do to your company?

The landmark 2019 Cost of a Data Breach study from the Ponemon Institute surveyed 500 companies around the world and reviewed 10 years of historical data to get a comprehensive view of the impact of data breaches. The results are compelling. The costs of data breaches are increasing – as is the time it takes […]

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Navigating cybersecurity standards for financial institutions

Learn how to prepare for APRA Security Standard CPS 234 Authors: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security A/NZ IBM Global Markets – Cognitive Solutions Unit Industry Platforms & Ruby Li, Associate Partner, IBM Security From 01 July, 2019 APRA Security Standard CPS 234 will impose new cybersecurity requirements on financial institutions. The standard aims to improve […]

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Cyber resilience: A state of unreadiness

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security Despite an increasing need for incident response planning, the majority of enterprises do not have an effective strategy to handle cybersecurity incidents, according to results of a recent global study of cyber resilience. The study, conducted by Ponemon Institute and […]

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IBM is an Incident Response Leader in Forrester Wave Cybersecurity Report

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security These days, it’s no longer a matter of “if” you’re going to suffer a cyber breach, it’s a matter of “when.” When the inevitable breach happens, how you respond to the breach matters. An ineffective response can add even more […]

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Are you ready to strike when threat actors attack?

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security As the cyber threat landscape evolves, what we saw in 2018 is organisations across all industries are facing unmanageable levels of cyber threats brought on by the changing threat landscape, the risk of exposure and an ever-growing attack surface. The […]

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